ABC7News – The afterparty got underway late Thursday night following a rockin’ fundraiser featuring the band Foo Fighters. The concert is an annual event during the massive week-long Dreamforce conference. The venue this year is Pier 70. There were about 50,000 people in the city to see the Foo Fighters. Tickets started at $500 and all money goes to help sick children. One of those kids received a special award. Lead singer Dave Grohl was in his throne with a fractured foot from a fall on stage in Sweden in June. Tens of thousands of people packed onto Pier 70 for the most anticipated night of the Dreamforce conference, but on a smaller stage, there was a bigger moment. “What’s so exciting is we’re building the best hospital in the world, UCSF. We’ve raised $10 million. I don’t think there’s ever been a night where $10 million has been raised for a children’s hospital ever before,” Benioff said.
Can we be honest here? The Foo Fighters are one of the coolest rock bands of all time. Now don’t get me wrong, they had incredible music. Honestly their music is better than anything on the radio right now but they do a lot for charity. One thing I love is that they are usually quiet about this too. They aren’t the kind of guys to throw it in anyone’s face. They simply sell out concerts and donate all the proceeds to charity. Just a casual Friday night. I mean Dave Grohl broke is fucking leg and kept on rocking while they put him in a cast, right on stage. The unsinkable Dave Grohl, that’s all I have to say about that.
Good for the Foo Fighters though and I am glad that they are getting credit for this. They deserve all the credit in the world for helping out charities, and for Rick rolling the Westboro Baptist Cult.